Saturday, September 25, 2010

I Can’t Get My Mind Off Him

I sat outside in the dark holding Keshawn last night.  The moon was just rising in front of me; large, round and glowing with that beautiful yellow/orange of the harvest moon.  I would point and say “moon” and he would lift his little finger and point in the general direction of the moon, with an occasion course adjustment from me.  
I told him that while we were watching the moon rise, a little boy in China was beginning a new day.  And then I began to pray for that little boy, my new son.  
I wait, and pray; look at his picture and wonder.  I feel scared...we’ve never adopted an older child before.   
The paper work seems to be snail pacing along.  We may have to ask for an extension because getting the medicals for a family of 12 is no small feat.  We need a family picture too...for the dossier.  I’m not sure how to get it.  All the children need to look nice and do we use a timer and hope it works?
More time waiting; praying. 
And the money...
really does anything need to be said.  I know we have done this a few times before, and the LORD does provide!!!  Still, well, I just don’t know how it is going to work.
So I wait, and pray.  
The children and I are restudying China.  We made paper cut designs, and paper lanterns.  I’m thinking I really ought to start learning some of those “Chinese For Adoptive Parents” language phrases soon.  And the mound of adoptive books and home work that we need to do to meet the adoptive requirements for this adoption...well, it feels like a mountain.  But he is work it!!  
As I pray and wait.  I can’t get my mind off him.  I guess this is love. 


  1. i am so happy for you guys and this little person over in China. praying for all of you. :)

  2. Praying things go quickly and smooth during your journey to bring home your son.


  3. Praying with you and He knows the details that all have to come together. Trust in His plan to finish the GOOD work He has begun in you!

    Love you,

  4. I can't wait to watch God work this out and bring you your new son! And no, I didn't know you were from Lubbock. Small world. I'm glad to know you!


  5. AMEN! It is love....and it is a love that will sustain and lift all of you up during the wait. PRAYING with you!!!!

  6. Praying for both of us that things go quickly and smoothly. We're into 3 weeks waiting for our homestudy agency to just come over!! The ONE person that handles that in the office was out of town for over a week, then they found our check and misplaced our paperwork, geez, we're just starting and it's already frustrating. I still can't get over the fact that there is one person that handles homestudies.
    I'll pray for your boy and the child that we've been praying for.

  7. Love it is!! And a whole lotta work but oh so worth it!!

    We are putting our dossier together now and waiting for USC*S.

    Hey, maybe we will travel at the same time!!

  8. Shonni--I live close (I think, since we met at the park that one day...) and would be happy to come over and take your family's picture. I'm no professional, but I think I could get everyone to at least look in my direction, if you don't get the timer to work well with 12 kiddos! I would truly be happy to.

    Excited for the passion God has put on your heart.

  9. I don't envy you the dossier dash. Wish I could come and help you with that family photo! Could you set the timer but have a friend or neighbor just stand behind the camera and make faces or whatever to get the kids all looking and smiling? Or bribe them...I've stooped that low to get a photo. :) "When we get a good pic, you all get some ice cream!"

  10. Absolutely it's love...praying that he's home quickly.

  11. What a sweet post.... I can just see you holding that little love of a man Keshawn and pondering on your waiting young man in China. I will be praying for you and the funds.

  12. Praying for all of you as you wait.

    And for endurance as you dutifully complete this paper chase...


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